John Gaa, Chair
Hope Wilson, Chair-Elect
Bess Worley, II, Convention Program Chair
(Open) Newsletter Editor
The Arts Network believes that artistic expression is a basic and necessary function of healthy and productive individuals, and that the health and productivity of a society is reflective of the degree of artistic expression among its citizens. Therefore it is the commitment of this Network to initiate, develop, and implement strategies and resources that will support interest and abilities in the visual and performing arts. Specifically, the Network: 1) promotes the recognition and acceptance of the Visual and Performing Arts as an essential area of giftedness; 2) encourages research in the area of the artistically gifted and talented; 3) provides practical strategies and resources to foster artistic expression; and 4) increases awareness of artistic expression, aesthetic perception, aesthetic valuing, and aesthetic appreciation.
The Arts Network is committed to initiating, developing, and implementing strategies and resources that will support interest and abilities in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Specifically, the Network will:
Promote the recognition and acceptance of the Arts as an essential area of giftedness;
Encourage research in the area of the artistically gifted and talented;
Provide practical strategies and resources to foster artistic expression;
Increase awareness of artistic expression, aesthetic perception, aesthetic valuing, and aesthetic appreciation.
If you like what you've read and want to be a member of the Arts Network, we'd love to have you! You must be a member of NAGC before you can become a network member, so click here to find out how.
Some of our recent newsletters sent to network members:
Collaborating with Arts Organizations, by Stephen T Schroth and Jason A. Helfer
Guidelines for Developing Creativity at Home, adapted from Piirto (2004)
How to Ask Questions About Works of Art, developed by Hope W. Wilson
Music Websties for Children
Drama Games for Kids, compiled from http://dramaresource.com and www.creativedrama.com
From NAGC's ERIC Digest Archives:
"Integrating Arts into Curriculum for Gifted Students "
"Teaching Artistically Able Students With Exceptionalities "
Full List of the ERIC Archives